September 28, 2016
Important Dates to Remember for Upcoming Election
October 11, 2016 — Last day to register to vote before November 8th Election
November 1, 2016 — Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot (apply much earlier if possible, as this involves mailing back and forth several times)
November 4, 2016 — Last day for County Boards of Elections to receive voted civilian absentee ballots (if it’s simply postmarked November 4th, it will be rejected)
November 9, 2016 — First day to register after November election
November 15, 2016 — Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted military and overseas ballots. (must be postmarked no later than November 2nd)
Unsure if you are registered? You can check here
Not sure whether to register as a Democrat or Republican — check out our republican-vs-democrat-party-platforms-2016 comparison.
Are you incapacitated or will be out of your voting district on election day? You can apply for an absentee ballot. You can download the application here. This must be received by your county voter registration office by November 1st and they will mail you a ballot. Fill out the ballot and return to your county voter registration office by November 4th — it must be in their hand by that date and cannot simply be postmarked November 4th. Because of the mailing back and forth that is involved, it is better to apply for your absentee ballot early! More details can be found here
Did you know your church can hold a non-partisan voter registration drive? Check out the legal do’s and don’ts for churches and pastors.